First trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off released – watch

The spin-off series is titled 'Fear The Walking Dead' and is expected to premiere this summer

The first trailer has been released for Fear The Walking Dead, the forthcoming The Walking Dead spin-off series.

The brief teaser premiered during The Walking Dead‘s Season Five finale on US cable network AMC last night (March 29) and is now available to watch online. Earlier this month (March) AMC announced that it has ordered two seasons of the spin-off series and its title, Fear The Walking Dead, was revealed on Friday (March 27).

The first season of Fear The Walking Dead will comprise six episodes and is expected to premiere on AMC towards the end of the summer. The second season, whose length has yet to be determined, will follow in 2016.

The spin-off series is set in the midst of the same zombie apocalypse as The Walking Dead, but takes place in a different location, Los Angeles. The spin-off has been co-created by Robert Kirkman, whose graphic novel also provided the basis for The Walking Dead. Its main cast includes young British actor Frank Dillane, who played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, and former Treme star Kim Dickens.

The Walking Dead has been a huge hit for AMC since it debuted in 2010, with its Season Five premiere, shown in October, attracting the highest ever audience for a drama in US cable TV history.